Adam Workman
Head of Investments and New Ventures, Oxford University Innovation

Adam has over 15 years’ experience in the venture capital sector. He joined Oxford University Innovation in October 2016 as Head of New Venture Support & Funding. His responsibilities include liaising with early stage investors through the Oxford Angel Network, investing in new technologies through Oxford University Innovation’s Proof of Concept funds and advising on the Parkwalk Oxford Innovation Fund I, II and III.

Prior to OUI Adam was a Partner in the cleantech focused venture capital fund manager 350 Investment Partners. He formerly worked with the Carbon Trust, 3i and Shell Exploration.

He has an MA in Natural Sciences and a Postgraduate diploma in Computer Science from Cambridge University.

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09:30 - 10:45

Pitching for Success – Morning Session

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre

Pitching for Success will be to an audience that includes investors, support organisations and individuals.

Each session will include a panel made up of professional funding organisations; including speakers from crowd investment (Peer2Peer, equity, loans), venture capital and public sector funding. Each investor panel speaker will give an overview of what they look for when investing or funding a company followed by Q&A with the audience.

As well as the live pitches and investor panels, the companies from both sessions will be available in the foyer of the John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre for networking.

Panellists: David Ford – Arrowfield Capital, John Holden – Foresight Group, Evie Mulberry – Astia Angels and Adam Workman – Oxford University Innovation

Chaired by Eileen Modral – OION

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